(contact Darla Ewald, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The salary threshold effective January 2023 to remain exempt from overtime will be $65,478.40 annually (this may differ from the published projected amount). This is not based on a FT rate, therefore, even if you are less than 100% you must still make this in order to retain the OT exempt status. This number is figured as 2 times the minimum wage rate.
Minimum Wage Increase
Washington State’s minimum wage rate will increase to $15.74/hr effective January 1, 2023. Anyone making less than this amount will be automatically increased to the new minimum rate.
The handbook contains important information and resources pertaining to your employment with TFREC.
Things you can manage/access using the myWSU portal:
COVID Attestation activity will continue through myWSU portal.
myWSU will contain the 2020 tax document (W-2) and will be available for download after January 15, 2021.
Faculty members can directly access:
- Faculty Manual
- Faculty Senate
- Angel/Blackboard Learning System
- Provost Office
APs and Classified Employees can access:
- Administrative Professionals Manual
- Administrative code of Civil Service Employees
Your myWSU page will NO LONGER be the resource to view your current status for direct deposit, benefits, W4 withholdings, view your recent and past earnings statements, change contact information, as well as other employee account information. All of this information will be held in Workday beginning December 16, 2020 and provide self service capability for viewing and updating information.
You can find the web access to your WSU email at outlook.office365.com.
The WSU Benefits page contains all the relevant links for medical plans, retirement & savings, and Wellness Programs.
New employees have 30 days to elect inclusion for some benefit options; more information on these are given during New Employee Orientation.
The Payroll services website hosts a variety of links including the current year’s payday schedule, direct deposit enrollment, and the W-4 form and instructions.
The main navigation menu has links for Faculty & Staff issues and for Students.
This training describes different types of discrimination and harassment, identifies policies addressing these topics, and provides resources available to help in case of alleged discrimination or harassment.
This training is to be completed with the first 6 months of employment and review every 5 years after.
Mental Health First Aid
If you are needing mental health advice below are some resources for you: On the Employee Assistance Program link on the Publications tab, there are monthly newsletters that are very informative.
Chelan- Douglas County Crisis Line 509-662-7105 or 800-852-2923
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
National Alliance on Mental Illness www.namicd.org
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov or 800-662-HELP
Employee Assistance Program https://des.wa.gov/services/hr-finance-lean/employee-assistance-program-eap
ANNOUNCEMENTS / UPDATES
New Employee Online Learning System
WSU will be launching a new online learning system for employees called Skillsoft Percipio on Aug 9, 2022. ALL in-progress training in the legacy system (Skillport) must be completed by September 30, 2022.
For more information, check out this flyer.
Long Term Care changes
In 2019 Washington State citizens voted for a long term care benefit for eligible Washingtonians. Starting January 2025, eligible applicants will be eligible to receive up to a lifetime $36,500 benefit to address a wide range of long term services and support. See this announcement for more details.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):
- Check out this website for details about who is eligible, rate of pay and how to apply. Contact HRS Disability Services Department for questions. email@example.com or 509-335-4521.
Department of Labor FFCRA Poster.
New W-4 Form
- CURRENT employees ARE NOT required to complete the new form.
- Step 1 and 5 are required; steps 2, 3 and 4 are completed IF they apply to you.
Make sure your name on the form matches EXACTLY to your social security card.
- Contact Payroll for clarification and additional questions and to access the form. 509-335-9575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.